HoopsHype Fab Melo rumors


December 31, 2012 Updates

Still, the Celtics are willing to take the gamble, according to another league source, and embrace the challenge of keeping Cousins on the right path. But if Petrie can't add any payroll, it's hard to see a scenario with Boston that would be enticing for the Kings, unless they're enamored with rookies Jared Sullinger or Fab Melo as centerpieces of a deal. NBA.com

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The Boston Celtics have assigned center Fab Melo to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Melo, a 7’0” center, averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 23.4 minutes over five games for the Red Claws. RealGM

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Jared Sullinger is "Sully." Dionte Christmas is "Temple," because that's where he went to college. And Kevin Garnett calls Fab Melo is "Melo" because "I don't like really calling a man 'Fab.'" The Boston Celtics rookies are getting nicknames, compliments of the man himself known as "KG" and "The Big Ticket." Garnett went out of his way on Friday to make it clear that he's doing it to be affectionate and not because, like many veterans throughout basketball and other sports, he can't be troubled to learn their real names. USA Today

October 9, 2012 Updates

Rookies go through a transitional period during their first season in the NBA. On the Boston Celtics, part of that experience is how they are addressed by Kevin Garnett. As the five Celtics rookies shared with CSNNE.com, first names are a rarity with the veteran leader. Fab Melo: “The Youngin. [He calls] everybody Youngin. Oh, and Melo. He calls me by my last name . . . He never calls me Fab. I don’t really care about that stuff. In Brazil, we don’t care. We call first name, last name, it doesn’t really matter. I don’t mind.” CSNNE.com

July 4, 2012 Updates

First-round picks Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo and second-round choice Kris Joseph all signed contracts yesterday morning, meaning all three will play their first games as Celtics this weekend in the Orlando summer league. The Celtics also added some familiar names to what now is an 11-man lineup, including Craig Brackins, a 6-foot-10 forward and 2010 first-round pick (by Oklahoma Ciy) who played for Philadelphia last season and spent a lot of time with the Celtics’ Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Boston Herald

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It isn’t out of the realm of possibilities the Bucks could then choose Fab Melo of Syracuse. A native of Brazil , Melo has seen his stock steadily rise through the draft process after averaging a pedestrian 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds at Syracuse last season. Melo is unquestionably a project but an intriguing one. He was measured at 6-foot-11 at the recent pre-draft camp in Chicago , has a 7-3 wing span and a standing reach of 9-2. Some NBA scouts believe Melo could eventually develop into a solid starting center, especially considering he’s only played basketball six years. Racine Journal-Times

June 25, 2012 Updates

The Heat also have a first-round pick, No. 27, this week that they are expected to use on a backup big man such as Fab Melo of Syracuse, Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure or Festus Ezeli of Vanderbilt depending on who might be available. ESPN.com

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